YankeeTarheel wrote: ↑
Fri May 10, 2019 11:23 pm
But what I'm saying is it's a hell of lot easier to fight to protect 2A right (especially since Heller) than it is to protect the 15 rights that are the entire support system of our system of government and freedom.
I think we've got a far better shot at protecting our one threatened right with the Democrats than with the threats from the others.
In a less emotional state, I can step back and look at this.
It's pretty easy for white men to sell out the rights of others if we think we'll get something out of it. The history of America is rampant with examples. Turns my stomach. I'm an old white man.
The Constitution is not some piecemeal thing, the items of which being accepted and rejected willy nilly for some perceived advantage by a dominant sub group. The 14th Amendment should be your guide here. "All persons" is how it begins. Not "white males." Not "orange lying billionaires." Persons. No person shall be denied equal protection of the laws.
The 4th Amendment shows the right to privacy to be a real thing, a Constitutionally-protected thing, including the conversations between a woman and her doctor. The Amendment is not at all unclear on this point: "The right of the people [a bunch of 'persons'] to be secure [a state of existence; a condition] in their persons...shall not be violated."
Understanding that a slippery slope is also a thing, any fool who sells out one part of the Constitution in favor of another part, is DOING IT WRONG.
The Constitution is the whole cloth. You don't pick up a sleeve and call it a complete coat.
For me, and it should be for every American, the Constitution is an all or nothing endeavor. I'm all in because if it fails, there are no laws and no LEO's to come to my house to try and find my guns.
In case someone did not get the memo, women are persons. White guys had best pay attention there. People will be doing everything wrong if they allow anyone to sell out the rights of another.
Sure, it will be "easier" to not
fight against the forces of regression, exploitation, sexism, and fascism to slowly undermine then destroy the rights of a segment of the population, a segment that does not contain you. But it would be wrong. Don't be lazy and sit back. Fight 'till your last granola bar, your last bullet, your last breath for equality. Or you'll be doing it wrong. Don't be "that guy."